Second Annual Drink ‘n’ Shoes Raises $9,000 For Vizthum Fund

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By: SNJ Today Staff

Jim Cheeseman of Egg Harbor Township, on left, throws a horseshoe toward the pin as Sean Croce of Brigantine and Jim Smith of Absecon look on at the second annual Drink ‘n’ Shoes Saturday, July 27 at the Margate Log Cabin. Photo courtesy of Walter “Ed” Vizthum Scholarship Fund.

MARGATE CITY, N.J. — Around 200 people attended the Second Annual Drink ‘n’ Shoes horseshoe tournament and beef and beer event at the Margate Log Cabin to benefit local high school students.

Ed Vizthum of Absecon, the father of the foundation’s namesake, throws a horseshoe at the second annual Drink ‘n’ Shoes Saturday, July 27 at the Margate Log Cabin. Photo courtesy of Walter “Ed” Vizthum Scholarship Fund.

The tournament which was held on Saturday, July 27, raised $9,000 for the Walter “Ed” Vizthum Scholarship Fund, $2,000 more than last year’s event. The funds are used as scholarships to help students going Holy Spirit High School.

“Thanks to every member of the board and everyone who volunteered to make this event happen. Ed had a lot of friends and family so this is like a reunion for all of us,” said Foundation President Shaun Smith of Ventnor. “Last year, we had classmates from Chicago and California attend the event; this year, Nicole (Lawler) Franco, who lives in California and Ben Lihn, who lives in Hawaii, both played in the tournament. Plus, a lot more sent in donations from across the country. The class of 2003 has stepped up in a big way to support this event.”

Six students were selected to receive scholarships to Holy Spirit School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Justin Hackett, 14, of Absecon and Gavin Grant, 13, of Margate were each awarded $1,000 scholarships. Danielle Curau, 13, of Brigantine, Ava Voois, 14, of Brigantine, Sean Finan, 13, of Absecon and Maura McNulty, 14, of Absecon were each awarded $500 scholarships.

David Williamson and Paul Smith of Absecon beat 24 other teams to win the second annual Drink ‘n’ Shoes horseshoe tournament Saturday at the Margate Log Cabin.

Second place winners were team Coppola Painting of Rob Coppola of Margate and Kevin Layton of Ventnor, and Absecon residents Tom and Mike Finan, team Fleet Refrigeration, won third place. Layton also won the King of the Hill contest, where the player with the best four shoes wins.

For more information visit vizfund.org.



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